Feb 15, 2019
On today’s episode: A look ahead at corn prices – and the likelihood that they won’t rise much – in 2019; remaining vigilant about cash flow amid thin profit margins; ag news; Kansas ag weather forecast for the next week.
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00:01:30 – GRAIN MARKET UPDATE: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien centers his comments this week on the corn market: he reflects on the USDA's latest corn supply-and-demand numbers as well as the corn crop prospects in South America, saying that all things considered, corn prices are not likely to rise much higher in 2019
00:12:59 – CASH FLOW PLANS: K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about developing a cash flow plan for the farm or ranch for this year...she says it is essential for producers to routinely stay on top of that cash flow as profit margins remain thin, and she talks about making adjustments accordingly
00:24:28 – AG NEWS: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:47 KANSAS WEATHER: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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